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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood and beers, tough to beat!

Colleague and I elected to try Brophy Bros on a rare overnight in Ventura. Good choice! Dinner was started with an order of the beer boiled shrimp. Yum! Though I am not much of a fish connoisseur, I elected to try the blackened seabass. Colleague ordered salmon (can't remember how it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
CanadianinMT
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Lolo, MT
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the food and the atmosphere. Service is great. View is awesome. What more can you say. Try it you will be glad you did

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Ridgecrest, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the dive boat people recommended this restaurant. We had the hot sampler among other things. One of the clams I just didn't like, but the rest was great. We had blackened Mahi Mahi. I am old so I thought I would take a picture of our food and snail mail it to our friends. Kind of an old... More 

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Portland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had lunch and it was great. Would definitely eat there again when in the area. Also ate at the one in Santa Barbara for dinner, very good and highly recommend.

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Oxnard California
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352 reviews 352 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife suggested we try Brophy Bros for lunch. We got there and almost all patrons were in the patio since it was a nice day. Decor is nice. We were seated and no one came over to us for about 10 minutes. There were a few other tables that were seated after us and their waitress came over fairly... More 

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Lolo, MT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Colleague and I elected to try Brophy Bros on a rare overnight in Ventura. Good choice! Dinner was started with an order of the beer boiled shrimp. Yum! Though I am not much of a fish connoisseur, I elected to try the blackened seabass. Colleague ordered salmon (can't remember how it was served). I would definitely order the seabass again,... More 

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California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We really wanted to sit on their patio for lunch, but ended up waiting over an hour for a table. We'd read about their happy hour, but were disappointed to find that 1/2 off food and drinks were ONLY served at the bar, not in the restaurant. Our crab and steamer appetizers were great, but the rest of our meal... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by in Ventura for a rest break and ended up at Brophy's. A good choice..lovely view of the harbor with boats bobbing in the water, outdoor/indoor dining, and great seafood. I love the calamari, fish and chips, and the coleslaw. After eyeing what other people had I had a hard time deciding what to get. The servers are young... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We enjoyed our fresh fish seafood dinner! Atmosphere was lively with good service. We had oysters on the half shell (fresh) clam chowder (yum)salmon ( great)seabass ( Cajun..nice touch) and the fish and chips were a huge hit w/my teenage boys!

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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ventura has been the fortunate location of a number of new quality restaurants lately, including a newer fish house downtown, which is very good. In my opinion, however, nothing beats Brophy's - for food quality, location, ambience and service. Whether for a business lunch, a family dinner (with our three young kids) or a couples night out, this is by... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Try the awesome clam chowder, served with fresh bread. You should sit on the balcony, you are very close to real working commercial fishing boats. Evening is when they come in and unload the catch of the day. Try the GBC (Garlic Baked Clams), they are awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?